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Evan (girl)

What does Evan mean?

Evan Pronunciation of Evan [evan] as a girls' name (also used more regularly as boys' name Evan) is a Gaelic name, and the meaning of the name Evan is "beautiful; good news". Evan is a version of Eavan (Gaelic): anglicized variant of Aoibheann. Evan is also a derivative of Evangeline (Latin, Greek): Fancy name from evangelium. See also Vanna.

Associated with: gaelic, beautiful, good.


3 related forms via Eavan, Evangeline: Eva, Eve and Evie.

5 masculine forms: Avon, Euan, Evian, Ewan and Van.

Creative forms:
(female) Esan, Eveal, ..

(male) Evano, Evvin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Evan Karter (E.K.), ..

How popular is Evan?

Evan is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2992 out of 4276, Top 70%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#13855 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Evan entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its apex rank of #1215 in the U.S. in 1991, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Evan name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Evan outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Evan ranked in the Top 2000 are Eva (#75 from recent data), Evangeline (#261), Eve (#476) and Evie (#513). Usage of these forms of Evan reached its apex during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.57%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.41%, down 27%). Evangeline, Evie and Eve are three of the more fashionable names for newborns in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Evan, Eva, Evangeline, Eve, Evie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eva, Eve, Evie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Evan is alike in pronunciation to Aven, Evanne, Evon, Evonne and Ivon. Other suggested similar names are Adan, Devan, Dian, Dwan, Dyan, Eadan, Eba, Eda, Edana, Eden, Edin, Edyn, Eeva, Efa, Ela, Elah, Elain, Elan, Elana, Elane, Elen, Elian, Elin, Ellan, Elon, Elva, Elvah, Elyn, Ema, Eman, Ena, Enat, Ephan, Erin, Eryn, Etain, Etana, Evadne, Evah, Evalin, Evalyn, Evana, Evani, Evania, Evanna, Evanny, Evey, Evia, Evina, Evlin, Evlyn, Evony, Evvy, Evy, Ewa, Fan, Fran, Iman, Jan, Jean, Joan, Lean, Nan, Rian, Ryan, San, Sean, Shan, Sian and Van. These names tend to be less commonly used than Evan.

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